Looking back on her thirteen years in Austin, Barbara Erker can’t believe it took her so long to get here. Born and raised in Dallas, she moved to Austin in 2006 with her husband, a big city they love for its small-town vibe. Barbara has been a leading area Realtor® for ten years earning her brokers license as well as several designations which are a big part of how she continues to make herself stand above the standard real estate agent.
Before launching her real estate venture in 2009, Barbara had a successful career in corporate retail and sales. She adores the sales process and enjoys using her unique skill set to help demystify the process for her clients, and help them refine what they want. Working with both buyers and sellers, Barbara knows how complicated the process can be, and how important it is for clients to have a passionate and knowledgeable advocate on their side.
Barbara’s client-first philosophy shines through in her service of multiple generations of the same family. Referrals are the lifeblood of Barbara’s work. More than a Realtor®, she strives to be her clients’ most trusted advisor and ally. Barbara is thoughtful about the number of clients she takes on at any given time, ensuring that she can provide her elite brand of customer service to every client. Barbara’s love of learning shines through her willingness to continually hone her approach, add to her expertise, and grow her network. She enjoys working with a broad spectrum of clients, from seasoned buyers and sellers to first-time homebuyers, many of whom are referrals through longtime clients.
Barbara loves being able to use her extensive market and industry knowledge and involve her young clients as they navigate getting into the market for the first time. In her move to Compass, Barbara is delighted to be able to tap into advanced technology tools and a whole team of experts to market her clients’ properties. Compass’ geographic reach and the easy-to-use website helps her clients’ properties shine. With this elevated platform, Barbara can focus on wielding her network and expertise to solve her clients' real estate challenges.
Barbara cherishes her Lake Travis community enjoying everything it has to offer, including shopping, restaurants, volunteer opportunities, and boating on Lake Travis. She is active in her community of Vineyard Bay and has earned top billing as being the #1 Realtor® for this neighborhood. Barbara believes in supporting various organizations and gives a portion of her commission to Mobile Loaves & Fishes, Central Texas Food Bank, Susan G Komen, Austin Pets Alive, and 365 Pet Connection. Her love of German Shepherds has led to volunteering as a foster and finding this breed the right home and family.